Punjab Kings Player List: The Punjab Kings is an IPL team that hails from Mohali, Punjab, and competes in the league. Initially known as Kings XI Punjab, the franchise is co-owned by Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul. They play their home matches at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
During the 2022 IPL season, PBKS struggled to find consistency and had an average performance overall. While they had some impressive wins, they were not able to maintain their momentum throughout the tournament and lost some key matches that impacted their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
Their batting and bowling performances were also inconsistent, and they often failed to put up competitive totals or restrict the opposition to manageable scores. Despite having talented Captain Mayank Agarwal in their squad, they were unable to translate their potential into match-winning performances on a regular basis. As a result, they finished sixth in the league standings, missing out on the playoff spots. However, they would look to regroup and come back stronger in this season.
New Captain for Punjab Kings
Shikhar Dhawan has been announced as the new captain of the Punjab Kings squad for the upcoming IPL season in 2023. The decision was reportedly made during a franchise board meeting, and it was anticipated by many. In the previous season of IPL 2022, Mayank Agarwal served as the captain for Punjab Kings, as KL Rahul had moved to another team. With this change, Shikhar Dhawan will take over the captaincy from Mayank Agarwal in IPL 2023.
Shikhar Dhawan has a wealth of experience in the game, having played in various domestic and international tournaments. He is known for his aggressive batting style and has been a consistent performer for the Indian cricket team. As a senior player, he is well-respected among his peers, and his leadership skills have been praised in the past. Given his track record and abilities, making him the captain of Punjab Kings seems like a logical and smart decision. However, only time will tell how he performs in this new role, and how he leads the team in the upcoming IPL season.
Players Bought by Punjab Kings during the mini Auction –
Sam Curran, All-rounder, purchased for INR 18.50 crores, from England.
Sikandar Raza, All-rounder, purchased for INR 50 lakh, from Zimbabwe.
Harpreet Bhatia, Batsman, purchased for INR 40 lakh, from India.
Vidwath Kaverappa, Bowler, purchased for INR 20 lakh, from India.
Mohit Rathee, All-rounder, purchased for INR 20 lakh, from India.
Shivam Singh, All-rounder, purchased for INR 20 lakh, from India.
Retained players –
Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan , Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Ishan Porel, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Sharma, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Benny Howell, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Ansh Patel and Rahul Chahar.
Punjab Kings Player List 2023
Here is the complete list of Punjab Kings Squad for IPL 2023
All Rounders –
Overseas players in Punjab Kings squad for 2023 :
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Batsman, from Sri Lanka, retained for INR 50 Lakhs.
- Jonny Bairstow (wk), WK-Batsman, retained for INR 6.75 crores, from England.
- Nathan Ellis, Bowler, retained for INR 75 Lakhs, from Australia.
- Kagiso Rabada, Bowler, retained for INR 9.25 Crores, from South Africa.
- Liam Livingstone, All-rounder, retained for INR 11.50 Crores, from England.
- Sam Curran, All-rounder, purchased for INR 18.50 crores, from England.
- Sikandar Raza, All-rounder, purchased for INR 50 lakh, from Zimbabwe.
The Punjab Kings team is looking to start fresh in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which begins on March 31. With newly-appointed captain Shikhar Dhawan at the helm, the team is eager to put last season’s disappointment behind them and make a strong push for the playoffs.
Last season, the Kings narrowly missed out on a playoff spot, finishing sixth in the league phase with 14 points from 14 matches. The team will be looking to improve upon their performance and clinch a spot in the top four this year.
To aid in their quest for success, the Kings have made some key appointments ahead of IPL 2023. The team has brought on board the World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach. Bayliss has a wealth of experience in coaching and has a proven track record of success in T20 cricket, having won two IPL titles as coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 and 2014 editions.
In addition to Bayliss, the Kings have also enlisted the services of former Australian wicketkeeper-batter Brad Haddin as an assistant coach, former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer as batting coach, former South African pacer Charl Langeveldt as fast bowling coach, and former Indian cricketer Sunil Joshi as the spin bowling coach for the upcoming season.
The Kings will be hoping that the addition of these experienced and successful coaches to their staff will help to take their game to the next level and lead them to success in the IPL 2023. With a strong captain and a talented roster of players, the Punjab Kings will be a team to watch out for in the upcoming tournament.
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